B447. Tanto: Japanese Daggers, with Translation


B447.  Tanto: Japanese Daggers by Suzuki.  1969.  Hardbound, the dust jacket ia missing, 6 ¼ x 8 ½”, 270 pages in Japanese.  Great tantos from all periods of Nihonto, shown in sharp black & white photos, and commented upon.  Also included is a spiral bound complete translation into English.  This is a very useful reference. This title is included in the Index of Japanese Sword Literature on the JSS/US website.

As mentioned, the Japanese volume is without a dust jacket A former owner’s stamp is inside the cover; condition is excellent. 3 pounds, 2 ounces.  $90.